The Diatribe has partnered with the Grand Rapids Public Museum to speak on the 49507 Project

The Diatribe and the Grand Rapids Public Museum have partnered to bring the community a special panel session led by moderator Jocelyn Barnes-Guyton, to explore the significance of the 49507 Project.

Hosted at Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation

1530 Madison Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Seven panelists will share their connections and what this project means to them and the community.

Q & A to follow.

This event will be free and open to the public for all ages.

Registration is required.

Program begins at 6:30pm

Food provided by Rising Grinds

The program will be recorded and shared on the GRPM’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and a full video recording of the event program will be added to the GRPM’s Digital Collections.

To learn more about The 49507 Project visit: https://thediatribe.org/the49507project/

ArtPrize Beyond Downtown: GRCCT an ArtPrize Venue

This year, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation was selected as an ArtPrize Venue. Located in the 49507, Southeast neighborhood, we were able to curate and invite over 1,000 guest to visit and tour our space. We were able to house over 23 different art pieces, varying from social justice to colorful abstract pieces, that encapsulated the diversity of our community. Two artists had winning pieces from our space which we are excited to share:

    • The Jurors vote for Best 2-D piece (Aging Out)
    • Runner up for Jurors vote for Best Installation piece (Ile Itaja – Shoppinglist)
    • Contemporary Black Art Award for his piece called “Ile Itaja – Shoppinglist.”

From food, to art, community markets, rap battles and Sundays with the West Michigan Jazz Society, GRCCT hosted over 10 open events during ArtPrize. That’s right, first time ever, you did not have to be directly downtown to engage in this years’ artwork and city-wide art competition. The Grand Rapids center for Community Transformation serves as a hub for 5 different organizations that call Grand Rapids home. Hundreds of youth and community members walk through our space each year looking to gain access to housing support, education opportunities, and work placement skills.

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